NDP government joins battle against pipeline

Our job is to defend B.C.’s economic interest’ NDP government

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a "threat" to British Columbia, said the province's environment minister as government lawyered up. The review goes ahead in November. "They will be in violation of their environmental assessment certificate, the one that exists today".

Kinder Morgan can engage in construction on its own property and in the province of Alberta, so Anderson's statement doesn't directly contradict what Heyman said.

"It (the B.C. government) is not attempting in my view to counteract the authority of the federal government to move forward on the pipeline that's been approved, that will be built", she said.

"Until these consultations are completed in a way that that meets these legal obligations, work on this project on public land can not proceed", he said.

The pipeline expansion, as envisioned by Houston-based Kinder Morgan, would triple daily capacity to 890,000 barrels of crude oil on an existing 714-mile project that carries crude from the Alberta oil sands to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

More news: What Are Sea Lice? Culprit of Australian Boy's Leg Wounds Explained
More news: Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in North Branford
More news: Sun and storms at times through the weekend

"He is a living example of modern First Nations law in Canada", said Eby.

In a release, Interim Leader Rich Coleman says "Today's announcement by the NDP continues to drive the message home to investors that our province is not open for business or investment of any kind and is willing to forfeit an nearly $20 billion increase to our GDP".

It didn't take long for Kinder Morgan Canada Limited to issue a response. That's when Barrett appointed Berger as a B.C. Supreme Court Judge.

Mr. Heyman added the province would seek "intervenor status" in a lawsuit headed to Canada's Federal Court that aims to overturn Ottawa's approval. "We have undertaken thorough, extensive and meaningful consultations with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and individuals, and remain dedicated to those efforts and relationships as we move forward with construction activities in September". "British Columbians should be rightly concerned that their government is spending tax dollars to stop a project that will not only boost our local economies but also benefit the rest of our country". The government is also seeking advice for a separate court case in B.C. Supreme Court, where the Squamish First Nation is challenging the adequacy of consultation.

"Until that has been completed, Kinder Morgan, with the exception of some private land and some clearing of right of way, can not put shovels in the ground", Heyman said, according to a transcript of the news conference. All three organizations noted how Kinder Morgan has yet to obtain the necessary permits to proceed with construction. "But even if the courts fail to stop this pipeline, the citizens of British Columbia are preparing to do what it takes".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Above the Smoke - Perseid Meteor Shower is This Weekend
Later in the night, it would be best to turn one's back on the moon to try and catch a glimpse of the brightest-burning meteors. Every year, the best time to watch the shower of particles is August 12 or 13.

Exeter Hospital Partially Evacuated After Staff Members Became Ill
The Epping Fire Department investigated the possibility of a carbon monoxide problem, according to CBS . Twelve of those who felt ill were sent to other facilities and seven were released, Vasapolli said.

Testimony ends after emotional day in Swift groping case
Swift told his employer, the Denver radio station KYGO , and the radio station fired Mueller after investigating her claim. Vogue reports the lawyer then asked Swift if she was critical of Dent for not preventing the alleged incident.

Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away
She was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz - Pakistan's second highest civilian award - in 1979, the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pfau "may have been born in Germany, but her heart was always in Pakistan".

Eric Bolling Plans to Sue HuffPost Contributor Yashar Ali Over Harassment Story
Fox News said that an investigation 'is now underway, ' with attorney Paul Weiss leading the proceedings. Huffington Post has rallied behind Ali, though, and called him a "careful and meticulous reporter".

Canada should replicate leaked United States climate report, expert recommends
Scientists said in the report that human interaction has a direct correlation to the impact of climate change, a notion Mr. Hayhoe also said anyone who wanted access to the draft could still request a copy from the National Academy of Sciences.

Despacito becomes most-viewed video on YouTube
Released in January, the video is also the first to cross the three-billion views mark and has accrued the most thumbs-up. As of today, his record has been beaten by another song - " Despacito ", by Luis Fonsi , Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber .

ASEAN stresses self-restraint, non-militarization in South China Sea
He also said, "Of course, we would like to urge other parties like the United States and South Korea to stop increasing tensions". The Philippines called the conclusion of talks between China and ASEAN to finalise the framework "a very big step".

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salutes in Germany
In 2011, police arrested a Canadian tourist for giving the hateful salute while taking pictures outside the Reichstag . Police say officers witnessed the middle-aged men make the salute while snapping photos on their mobile phones.

Israel's Netanyahu 'wouldn't have to resign' if indicted on corruption charges
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is not only fighting against possible legal charges, but also against public opinion. If Harow gives evidence against his former boss, it would increase the chances of Netanyahu facing charges.

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield in new penalty format
Morata wasted a late chance to win it before the match went to penalties and Arsenal extended their winning record at Wembley. And they then found themselves a man up as Pedro received a deserved red card for a "studs-up" challenge on Mohamed Elneny .

Venezuela: Abducted Mayor Returned to House Arrest, Leopoldo López Remains Imprisoned
He also said that Venezuela's decisions affect Colombia and Colombians, and that democracy is now destroyed in that country. Their supporters call them political prisoners.

Chipmaker Infineon to supply parts to Tesla Model 3
Within days of the announcement, the automaker had secured almost 300,000 reservations for its mainstream electric vehicle. Despite Tesla entering " production hell " as he puts it, Musk says he's never felt better about the company.

Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider
Manchester United must target Premier League glory this season, according to former Old Trafford favourite Jaap Stam. Mourinho appeared to have been given hope of landing Perisic last week .

Rahul escapes unhurt as alleged BJP men attack his auto in Gujarat
A war of words broke out between the Congress and the BJP over attack on Rahul Gandhi's vehicle in Gujarat's Banaskantha district. BJP has already moved in for the kill and is now totally focused on demolishing the Congress stronghold in Banaskantha.

Other news